Madra Guinn-Jones is a public health professional dedicated to maternal child health. She has worked at public, private, and nonprofit health care organizations. She has managed an intensive home visitation and family support program and has been a practice and operations manager for OB/GYN practices. She has worked at organizations that develop policy, provide advocacy and education, and help ensure access to vital resources needed to improve maternal and child health. She is committed to ameliorating the health inequities that contribute to health disparities and the excess disease burden experienced by communities of color. She is currently the Senior Director, Equity Initiatives at the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Her commitment to social justice and passion for mothers, children, and youth in marginalized communities transcend her profession and extend to her community. She is a proud Board member of New Moms and a Chicago Scholars mentor. She has completed training as a racial healing practitioner with Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation – Chicago. She is an alumnae of the Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) Willie’s Warriors Leadership Initiative and a member of the CFW Women of Color United Giving Council.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Master of Public Health from Emory University.
She is married and has one son. When she isn’t busy trying to do good in the world, she enjoys spending time with her dog, cooking, reading, listening to music and podcasts, and traveling.
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